Each week Ryan Gorman discusses important national topics with experts, newsmakers, and organizations working to make a positive difference in communities across the country.

The Evolution of Political Violence and Party Dynamics in the U.S.

Project Yellow Light, Beyond the Reef & the U.S. National Guard

Ryan Gorman hosts an iHeartRadio nationwide special featuring Julie Garner, Founder of Project Yellow Light. Julie Garner discusses her organization’s work raising awareness of the dangers of distracted driving, especially among America’s youth. Also, Kendyl Berna, Filmmaker, Environmental Scientist & Founder of Beyond the Reef, checks in for Shark Week to discuss her ocean conservation organization’s focus on shark tagging, coral monitoring, and artificial reef building. Finally, Army Brigadier General Paul ‘Greg’ Smith (Ret.), Author of CONFESSIONS OF A WEEKEND WARRIOR: Thirty-Five Years in the National Guard, joins the show to share highlights from his career in the U.S. National Guard and shed light on the important work members of the National Guard do on combat missions overseas and domestic emergencies here at home.

Museum of the American Revolution

Ryan Gorman hosts an iHeartRadio nationwide special featuring Dr. R. Scott Stephenson, President & CEO of the Museum of the American Revolution. Dr. Stephenson joins the show for the 4th of July weekend to discuss how America gained its independence, from the key moments that led up to the Revolutionary War to how our Independence Day tradition first began.

Grey Bull Rescue

Ryan Gorman hosts an iHeartRadio nationwide special featuring Bryan Stern, Chairman & Founder of Grey Bull Rescue. Bryan Stern discusses his veteran-led, donor-funded organization’s work rescuing Americans from conflict zones like the Middle East, Ukraine, Sudan, and other dangerous parts of the world.

National Cancer Survivors Month

Ryan Gorman hosts an iHeartRadio nationwide special featuring Karen Kinahan, Nurse Practitioner at the Robert H. Lurie Comprehensive Cancer Center of Northwestern University at Northwestern Medicine. For National Cancer Survivors Month, Karen Kinahan discusses medical and mental health challenges for cancer survivors, how family and friends can best support them, and ongoing research to help improve cancer survivorship.

United for ALICE

Kiran Handa Gaudioso, President & CEO of the United Way of Northern New Jersey and President of United for ALICE, and Dr. Stephanie Hoopes, National Director for United for ALICE. Kiran and Dr. Hoopes discuss the United Way’s work and how data compiled for the ALICE report offers local, state, and federal leaders, charitable organizations, and corporations insight into the actual economic struggles facing millions of families nationwide.

Lupus Research Alliance & No Kid Hungry

Ryan Gorman hosts an iHeartRadio nationwide special featuring Albert T. Roy, President & CEO of the Lupus Research Alliance. Albert T. Roy joins the show following Lupus Awareness Month to discuss the disease, including progress in diagnosing and treating Lupus, along with research currently underway to find a cure. Also, Eleni Towns, Director of No Kid Hungry Campaigns, checks in to raise awareness of programs available during the summer months to ensure children in need receive the meals and nutrition they get throughout the school year.

Freedom Alliance (Healing the Wounds of War)

Ryan Gorman hosts an iHeartRadio nationwide special featuring Tom Kilgannon, President of Freedom Alliance, to discuss the programs provided to those who have served and sacrificed for our country, from efforts supporting active-duty servicemembers to their families to veterans.

Stop AAPI Hate & Mental Health Awareness Month

Ryan Gorman hosts an iHeartRadio nationwide special featuring Cynthia Choi, Co-Founder of Stop AAPI Hate. Cynthia Choi joins the show for Asian American & Pacific Islander Heritage Month to discuss her organization’s work raising awareness for AAPI racism and discrimination. Plus, Dr. Stephen Soffer, Psychologist and Co-Chief of the Division of Outpatient Behavioral Health in the Department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, checks in for Mental Health Awareness Month to help provide insight for parents on how to support children and teens dealing with anxiety, depression, and other mental health issues.

Preventing Hot Car Deaths, The Child Mind Institute & Mental Health America

Ryan Gorman hosts an iHeartRadio nationwide special featuring Laura Dunn, NHTSA Highway Safety Specialist. Laura Dunn joins the show to discuss the partnership between the Ad Council and NHTSA on preventing hot car deaths, the leading cause of non-crash, vehicle-related fatalities for kids 14 and younger. Dr. David Anderson, Senior Psychologist & VP of Public Engagement and Education for The Child Mind Institute, also checks in for Mental Health Awareness Month to discuss the Child Mind Institute’s Positive Parenting, Thriving Kids series aimed at helping parents navigate the mental health issues impacting today’s youth. Finally, we talk to Schroeder Stribling, President & CEO of Mental Health America. Schroeder Stribling breaks down new data from MHA’s Online Screening Program, which revealed rates of anxiety and risk for psychosis remain higher than before the pandemic.